Setting up a CNAME record for any of the domains or subdomains that you've got in the hosting account will allow you to point it to a different domain/subdomain. The forwarded Internet domain will lose all its records - A, MX etc, and will take the records of the domain name it's being redirected to. In this light, you cannot create a CNAME record to forward your domain name to a third-party company and maintain a working e-mail service with the first hosting provider. Additionally, it is important to note that a CNAME record is always a string of words and not a number because it is generally confused with the A record of the domain name being redirected. One of the major uses of a CNAME record is to forward a domain name that you own through one provider to the servers of another provider when you have set up a site with the latter. In this way, the site will appear under your own domain name, not under some subdomain provided by the third-party company.

CNAME Records in Hosting

In case you have a hosting plan from our company and you wish to create a CNAME record, it will take you a few clicks to do it. You can access the DNS records for all domains and subdomains hosted within your account through the Hepsia CP that comes with every single plan and adding a new record is as simple as clicking on a button, choosing the type, which is CNAME in this case, entering the actual record value and saving the modification. If you have never added this type of record before, you will find a Help section with a detailed video tutorial which you can watch, or you can just contact us and we'll assist you with this task. If you have set up a website using another provider, you want to use a private URL for your webmail or you would like to designate a subdomain to be used with the services of a different company, for example Google Apps, all it takes is creating a CNAME record with a few mouse clicks in your CP.

CNAME Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to set up, edit and delete CNAME records very easy with all of our semi-dedicated server plans. The accounts are handled through the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel, and in one of its sections you'll see all records for any domain or subdomain you have added in your account. To set up a new record, you need to select the hostname that'll be forwarded (domain/subdomain), input where it will be forwarded to, choose the record type, which will be CNAME in this case, and you are going to be ready. Even when you haven't used a web hosting service before, our Control Panel is incredibly intuitive to use, so you will not have any difficulties. We also have a short video and an in-depth help article regarding how to set up a CNAME record, both of which can be found in the same section of Hepsia. With this feature, you could easily use a domain name hosted on our groundbreaking cloud hosting platform for a website created someplace else, set up a custom webmail login address with any of your domains, and more.